British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Rotterdam CSIO5* FEI Nations Cup

8th Jun 2018

The following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF in the CSIO5* FEI Nations Cup in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The competition takes place between the 21st – 24th June 2018 at the CHIO Rotterdam. This will be the second point scoring leg of the series for the British Team in Europe Division 1.

Amanda Derbyshire from Leyland, Lancashire with Luibanta BH, a 10 year-old bay mare owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC

Ben Maher MBE from Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire with Winning Good, a 9 year-old bay gelding owned by Poden Farms

Alexandra Thornton who is based in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands with Cornetto K, a 12 year-old dark bay gelding owned by Dunwalke Ltd

Michael Whitaker from Whatton, Nottinghamshire with his own 9 year-old grey gelding Valmy de la Lande

William Whitaker from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire with Utamaro d’Ecaussines, a 14 year-old bay stallion owned by Ludwig & Yasmine Criel

The Nations Cup competition takes place on Sunday 24th June at 14:00 hrs local time and the Grand Prix will be on Friday 22nd June at 18:30 hrs local time. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be World Class Performance Manager for Showjumping, Di Lampard.

For further information on the show and full results once the show is underway, visit Full information in respect of the FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit

British Showjumping would like to thank NAF, title sponsors of the Senior Nations Cup Teams along with the Children, Junior, Young Rider and Veteran teams.

NAF’s premium range of Five Star brands include Superflex, Superflex Senior, PROFEET, Optimum, Magic, Oestress and Respirator Boost with quality at the heart of everything they do. They are a UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme), GMP+ (International Feed Assurance Scheme) and BETA NOPS (Naturally Occuring Prohibited Substances) accredited company and this enables them to guarantee full traceability on all the natural ingredients they utilise in their formulations, which are also selected in compliance with the FEI guidelines for Clean Sport. For further information, visit

The GBR showjumping teams are supported by the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery. The Programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage.